March 17th, 2020
NDP calls for no evictions during COVID-19 pandemic
HALIFAX - NDP Leader Gary Burrill made the following statement about the need to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 outbreak:
“People are very worried about their financial situation during the COVID-19 outbreak as they face reductions in hours, self-isolate, are home sick, or get laid off.
We are encouraged that the provincial and federal governments have told people their financial concerns will be addressed.
The NDP is calling on the government of Nova Scotia to immediately follow the precedent set yesterday by Ontario, and place a ban on evictions and eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People need to self-isolate, and that is impossible without a safe place to live.”